painting of golden hued, naked, muscular youth in contraposto pose

2021, 16 in. x 12 in. (22 in. x 18 in. with frame)
Oil on paper

Adorn your space with these golden cheeks to inspire the occasional uplifting moment or earn some admiring, even jealous, comments from visitors.

A classic torso, inspired by a spontaneous pose a model took during a figure drawing session. He held the pose for only a few minutes before moving on, but it captured my imagination and wouldn’t let go. It’s the audacity of simultaneously demanding adoration and totally ignoring the admirer.

Published by eddy

Edward Ficklin (he/him), the maverick illustrator not afraid to say gay, is a self-taught painter, writer, publisher and sometimes technologist. He creates daring and exquisite queer fantasy art, publishes queer-centered sci-fi comix, and pontificates regularly on a range of topics in his Queer Quantum Dispatch newsletter.

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